K-12 Music Education Major (A)

As a K-12 Education student, your studies will prepare you to become certified by the State of Michigan to teach grades K-12 in music. Upon completion, you will also be eligible to apply for a secondary education certificate in additional majors or minors of your choice.

As a graduate of the K-12 Education program, you will step into the classroom with the knowledge needed to provide teaching that inspires students to learn. You will be able to evaluate and respond to different classroom, school, and community cultures and employ best practices accordingly.

State Endorsement Code: JQ

MTTC Test Code: 099

Program Learning Outcomes

The Concordia University Ann Arbor School of Education adheres to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, which states that upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify different components of a musical performance
  • Understand the different elements of music theory
  • Identify and explain the different periods within the history of music
  • Create and perform in a musical performance
  • Teach music to K-12 students
Professional Sequence Courses
EDU 230Teaching and Learning in Diverse Societies3
EDU 232Teaching and Learning in Diverse Societies Secondary Clinical1
EDU 240Human Growth and Development3
EDU 241Human Growth and Development Elementary Clinical1
EDU 491Intro to Learning Disabilities3
EDU 365Differentiation for All Learners3
EDU 366Differentiation for All Learners Elementary Clinical1
EDU 470Literacy for Teaching Upper Levels (7-12)3
EDU 471Literacy for Teaching Upper Levels (7-12) Clinical1
EDU 472Elementary Music Methods3
EDU 473Secondary Music Methods3
EDU 395Preparing for Student Teaching1
EDU 481Student Teaching for PE/Health or Music12
Total Hours38
Required Courses in the Creative Arts Core
Applied Music (3 credits worth in the Creative Arts Core)
Required Courses
Applied Music (11 credits in addition to the 3 credits from the Creative Arts Core)11
MUS 080Concert/Recital Attendance All music majors are required to register for MUS 080. Not registering is the same as not passing. A music major must pass 7 of 8 semesters. If a student fails 2 consecutive semesters, the student will be required to attend a hearing with the music faculty.  0
MUS 204Keyboard Skills2
MUS 205Intro to Multimedia Production2
MUS 240Music Theory I3
MUS 241Music Theory II3
MUS 242Music Theory III3
MUS 243Music Theory IV3
MUS 246Aural Theory I1
MUS 247Aural Theory II1
MUS 248Aural Theory III1
MUS 251Aural Theory IV1
MUS 250Beginning Conducting3
MUS 271Music History I3
MUS 272Music History II3
MUS 273Music History III3
MUS 315Techniques of Teaching Voice1
MUS 351Advanced Conducting3
MUS 356Techniques of Teaching Brass1
MUS 357Techniques of Teaching Woodwinds1
MUS 358Techniques of Teaching Percussion1
MUS 359Techniques of Teaching Strings1
MUS 499Recital1
Ensemble Participation in ensembles is required every semester while in residency. all music majors and minors audit ensembles.0
Total Hours52